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mimicry

noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmi-mi-krē\

: the activity or art of copying the behavior or speech of other people : the activity or art of mimicking other people

plural mim·ic·ries

Full Definition of MIMICRY

1
a :  an instance of mimicking
b :  the action, practice, or art of mimicking
2
:  a superficial resemblance of one organism to another or to natural objects among which it lives that secures it a selective advantage (as protection from predation)

First Known Use of MIMICRY

1671

Rhymes with MIMICRY

MIMICRIES Defined for Kids

mimicry

noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmi-mi-krē\

Definition of MIMICRY for Kids

:  a type of protection from predators in which one animal resembles the coloring, form, or behavior of another animal that is harmful or bad-tasting
Medical Dictionary

mimicry

noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmim-i-krē\
plural mim·ic·ries

Medical Definition of MIMICRY

:  an instance of mimicking something

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July 06, 2015
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